Why some Chinese are angry about covid

The politics of a bungled lockdown of 25m people in Shanghai

Chain, reaction
Grim tales test China’s claim to be governed by the people

When changes to the law are needed, does the state respond?

Leave no dog behind
Pet-owners in China are banding together to save furry lives

When humans test positive for covid, animals pay the price

China’s harsh and elitist covid rules

The pandemic revives old fears about migrants from humble places

Democracies and the dragon
Chinese political interference has Western spooks worried

With money and support, China hopes to bend foreign politicians to its will

The blame game
China says imports are causing outbreaks of covid-19

Alleged vectors include everything from pork knuckles to clothing

Locked down, fed up
The way Chinese think about covid-19 is changing

But the government shows little sign of changing its zero-covid policy

Lingua no thank ya
Why China is turning away from English

President Xi Jinping wants his country to show more “cultural confidence”

China goes on the offensive over human rights

Xi Jinping tells European critics that former colonisers may not judge China